6 ways to add graphic pattern to your home

Just a touch of bold pattern can tranform any space from drab to fab

1. Tile it up

The hallway is where your home makes its first impression and a patterned floor is a guaranteed way to a good one. These graphic blue and white tiles create an unusual mix of stars and squares as you enter the house, which bounce off the rich wooden staircase and the brilliant white walls.

2. Match your patterns

Nothing pulls together a space more than similar shades or shapes. The playful blue and white patterns on this flat weave rug strongly resonate (without perfectly mirroring) the chevrons on the cushion, giving the living room a cohesive feel. Add in a moss dog and you’re good to go.

3. Use your shapes

The highlight of this light-filled bathroom is without a doubt the blue and white Moroccan tiles lining the shower. The small, circular pattern on the tiles reflect the organic shapes of the curved bath and basin, while the small scale of the tiles brings energy to the space.

4. Building blocks

Teeny tiny tiles give the opportunity to fine-tune your patterns into something spectacular. This Napoleon wall mosaic was assembled piece by piece on site and makes for the most show stopping of showers.

5. Mix your brights

The bold splash of crayon red on this suspended bubble chair ties in beautifully with the primary colours on the patterned flat weave rug. By keeping the graphic pattern in simple, bright shades, this modern living room is kept playfully tonal.

6. Create a palette

Gently ease graphic patterns into a room by complementing existing colours in the space. This powder blue and black rug lies harmoniously alongside the soft grey-blue of the sofa and rich teal velvet coffee table, for a space that’s full of bold pattern, but also creates a relaxing, calming atmosphere.

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